Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill South) 2021 9

Real Estate Agent with Real Living | At Home DC / MD / VA

Nationals ParkCapitol Hill is not only a political idea, it is also a big village, a neighborhood split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.

On the south side of this neighborhood is Barracks Row, and the ever growing and popular Navy Yard with the Nationals Park neighborhood.  Let's consider that we will return to some level of foot traffic here in the summer of 2021, even if not 2019 levels yet.

The Navy Yard has very good Metro access, and is also home to baseball's Nationals Park. This neighborhood has also become the 'it' neigborhood, growing faster than any other in the past year.  All the residential growth has fueled demand for lots of new neighborhood amenities, which brings more people.  It certainly fees like a 'new' city. And FINALLY in 2019, it's now a World Series city for certain.  2021 will have a better vibe at the park than prior year(s).

A decrease from last month brings us to a total of 35 homes that were sold in September 2021, however this is about the same as the 5 year average of 37.  The large swings we had been seeing are moderating, though COVID's ups and downs keep coming. Even with the challenges, this market could use more inventory.  As things are changing daily, we will continue to watch where numbers will go, but lets hope that these numbers stay high or increase, as this is an in demand neighborhood.   

Currently there are 110 homes are on the market, a jump up from last month, and higher than the 5 year average of 83. We continue to need more opportunities for buyers in this neighborhood. If you build it, they will come would apply here, though we are beginning to see strains of capacity and changes to parts of the neighborhood.

We find this neighborhood to be at 1.9 Months of Supply. A bit higher than last month, but still a low supply as compared to some other neighborhoods, and about the same as the five year average of 1.8.  Surely the market is absorbing the supply very quickly. 

Prices are a little lower than last month, is the rollercoaster of COVID finally slowing a bit? The $787,000 sold price in September 2021  is a little higher than the five year average of solds at $749.300. We can't complain, as we expected this rebound as the city reopens completely.

For the month of September, most homes were sold in 10 days, a drop by half from last month and about at the 5 year average of 12. Buyers knew what they wanted and didn't waste time finding it.

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 100%, the average for the prior 5 years was 100.1%, back to very little breathing room at all for buyers.

Parts of this neighborhood remains quintessentially Washington, and parts are clearly 'new' Washington, which makes this a favorite among people who want to live in Washington, DC. This zip code ranked #16 in Washingtonian Magazines Great Places To Live 2019 issue, which ranked the 100 priciest zip codes in the greater Washington DC metro area.

(data from getsmartcharts; photo from, an amazing local blogger resource, with a reference and link to Redfin)

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

Real Living | At Home
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Comments (1)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Washington D.C. home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Claude.

Oct 29, 2021 05:17 PM